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Take out your copy of the "Bach violin solo sonatas and partitas" urtexts and pick out the pieces that are monophonic preferringly containing an ample amount of slurs. Try not to break slurs or other obvious phrases across strings. That makes for a solid amount of exercise for 2nd position but also 3rd and 4th.


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First, pick a position that you want to focus on. Play through scales of pieces that you will use the position on, practicing shifting in and out of those positions. Don't necessarily play your scales in order - shift around notes on them to be able to simulate how pieces might play, and go all over the fingerboard. If you are struggling with intonation, ...


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Here's an instructional video showing some pretty great exercise routines for fingers. (Was advised to me by a guitarist very good with his finger control, so I believe the exercises are effective.) For the record, the name of the video is "Greg Irwin - Finger Control & Fitness". ...



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